Bachelor of Arts in Bible and Teacher Education – Elementary Education 2017-06-22T16:10:45+00:00
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Bachelor of Arts in Bible and Teacher Education-Elementary Education


The Bachelor’s degree in Bible with an emphasis in Teacher Education is designed for students who wish to complete a four-year program. Degree requirements are specific to Elementary Emphasis, a 135-hour program, or a Secondary Emphasis, a 133-hour program.

The program consists of classroom instruction and practical experience: observing experienced teacher, receiving apprenticeship training, and practice teaching. The Teacher Education program at IBCS is primarily concerned with preparing teachers to teach in the Christian school community.

Program Outcomes


Through the Bachelor of Arts in Bible and Teacher Education program, IBCS seeks to:

  1. Instill knowledge, discernment, and wisdom so that the IBCS student may be able to critically read, write, and reason within a culturally and philosophically diverse society.
  2. Cultivate a genuine love for God and mankind through a dependent relationship with the Holy Spirit that demonstrates itself by living and ministering like Christ daily.
  3. Prepare disciples to be theologically committed and culturally conversant while engaging, evangelizing, and educating others.
  4. Train theologically and socially aware educators who possess a Christocentric worldview, demonstrable skills in curriculum and methods, an understanding of diverse learning environments, adaptable classroom expertise, and recognized credentials to train others also.

Department Head

Sandra Fullmer
Sandra FullmerEducation
Miss Sandra Fullmer is the Teacher Education Department Head. She has been teaching at IBCS for 35 years and has 50 years of teaching experience. Many students have been mentored and inspired by Miss Fullmer.

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Program Rotation

Course # Name of Course Hours
ED 141 Exceptional Learners 2
ED 151 Laws of Teaching and Learning 2
ED 212 Foundations of Education 2
ED 232 Teaching Language Arts 3
ED 252 Teaching Science 3
ED 322 Teachers and the Law 2
ED 331 Teaching Reading and Writing 3
ED 341 Teaching Mathematics 3
ED 362 Fine Arts Fundamentals and Methods 2
ED 371 Educational Methods and Materials 3
ED 372 Educational Tests and Measurements 3
ED 413 Child and Adolescent Psychology 3
ED 432 Children’s Literature 2
ED 451 Teaching History 2
ED 473 Practice Teaching 10
HI 311 U.S. History 1 3
HI 312 U.S. History 2 3
PS 302 Educational Psychology 3
Educational Observations*
*Each Teacher Education student must participate in ED 090 Educational Observations.

TOTAL HOURS: 54

Course # Name of Course Hours
BI 102 Hermeneutics 2
BI 111 Pentateuch 2
BI 122 Life of Christ 2
BI 212 Old Testament Historical Books 2
BI 221 Acts 2
TH 101 Theology of God and Man 2
TH 102 Theology of Sin and Salvation 2
TH 103 Dispensationalism 2
TH 201 Theology of the Bible, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit 3
TH 202 Theology of Angels, the Church, and Last Things 3
TH S0_ Theology Seminar 1
TH S0_ Theology Seminar 1
Approved Bible/Theology Electives 6

TOTAL HOURS: 30

Course # Name of Course Hours
EN 101 English Grammar and Composition 3
EN 102 English Composition 3
EN 211 or EN 212 British Literature or American Literature 3
HI 101 History of Civilization 1 3
HI 102 History of Civilization 2 3
HI 211 Baptist History 1 2
HI 212 Baptist History 2 2
MA 101 or MA 201 or MA 203 College Math or Business Math or Calculus 3
OR 101 College Success 1
PH 201 or PH 231 Introduction to Philosophy or Comparative Religions 3
PS 201 or SO 301 General Psychology or Introduction to Sociology 3
SC 102 or SC 103 Introduction to Life Science or Introduction to Physical Science 4
SC 201 Fundamentals of Nutrition 4
SO 201 Research Methods 3
SP 101  Fundamentals of Speech 1  3

TOTAL HOURS: 43

Course # Name of Course Hours
ED 103 Fundamentals of Church Education 1
MI 103 Fundamentals of Missions 1
MU 153 A Christian’s Music 1
PR 111 Personal Evangelism 1
PR 113 Discipleship 1
PR 151 or PR 152 Mentoring and Leadership or The Biblical Follower 1
BI/SC 214 Science and the Bible 2

TOTAL HOURS: 8

Student Spotlight


Mariah Yarnell

Mariah Yarnell

“After attending International Baptist College and Seminary, I was able to go back to my home state, Colorado, to teach. I currently teach at West Christian School as a third-grade teacher. I am also serving as a youth director’s wife at Victory Baptist Church in Montrose, Colorado.”

Your Future


Potential Careers Include:

  • Teacher in a public, private, charter or Christian school
  • International Teacher
  • Homeschool Teacher
  • Daycare or Preschool Worker/Administrator

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